Charles River Analytics

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Charles River Analytics full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Terrific benefits, free parking, nice job titles, many free meals, some interesting work. A great place for interns to get hands-on experience working on interesting projects with very smart people.

Cons

The culture, stemming from senior management, is "not nice". The relative lack of management experience at the top has molded a highly political culture where diversity, and those who challenge ideas are not appreciated, Bullying is tolerated in some groups, scapegoating is common. Depending on your position in the hierarchy, it could be fine experience or not so good. For those seeking a research job, CRA doesn't really do research.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest heavily in training employees, especially at the senior management level. Senior managers and middle managers would benefit from training in management, diversity, employment law & best practices. Processes are good, but the company culture is disturbing.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good Small Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Charles River Analytics

    Pros

    Very good benefits, nice working conditions, including nice personal offices for those with seniority, good inter-communications, fun.

    Cons

    Limited potential for for employee advancement due to size. Most employees leave company after five years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the long term career of the employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Freedom to pursue interesting work

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Boston, MA

    I worked at Charles River Analytics

    Pros

    Charles River Analytics was an interesting place to work, with a lot of freedom to go after interesting research contracts.

    Cons

    Charles River Analytics is a small company that is expanding rapidly and was at some stage experiencing growth pains. However, this is not unusual for a company of this size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has been around for almost 30 years now. Not much advice to give to senior management, they are well positioned and understand their business model well.

    Approves of CEO
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